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Gas Turbine Technician (Mechanical) - Sasebo, Japan
Ref No.: 20-00183
Location: Sasebo, Nagasaki
Position Type:Full Time
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Gas Turbine Technician (Mechanical)                               

Position Summary:
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a qualified Gas Turbine Technician (Mechanical) to join our team as On-Site Representative for ACU-5 in Sasebo, Japan.  As the Gas Turbine Technician you will repair and perform organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance on gas turbine engines. You will work with blueprints, schematics, and charts to perform administrative procedures related to gas turbine propulsion system maintenance, using hoisting and lifting devices, and special tools.

Contract Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen with a valid passport and have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provide 31T shop technical management as well as assist the ACU with administrative tasks associated with gas turbines.
  • Provide LCAC Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) support, including gas turbine engine borescope inspections, intake and exhaust inspections, and troubleshooting of engines, Auxiliary Power Units (APU')s and engine controls.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) support as well as perform LCAC "I"-level repairs conducted during deployments, including troubleshooting of engines (TF40B/ETF40B's), APU's, gearboxes and controls.
  • Provide LCAC engine training, including instructing new 31T shop personnel oninspection/repairs of the T-62, TF40B and the ETF40B engines when they are received for hot section inspections, Job Qualification Requirement (JQR) sign-offs for engine repair evolutions (4&5 bearing repair, valve testing, compressor guide vane actuator settings, etc.), and restructuring of the training for TF40B/ETF40B engines at both the "O"-level and "I"-level (operational and intermediate level) repairs.
  • Conduct cold checks of equipment condition and parameters for out-of-specification settings.
  • Observe operation of the equipment by ship's force to witness the full range of performance, where possible.
  • Evaluate the findings of the cold checks and operational checks and make adjustments and repairs to the maximum extent possible during the time available.
  • Attend meetings, conferences etc. as required.
  • Support the coordination and implementation of approved LCAC equipment configuration changes and support the development and implementation of LCAC engineering solutions to reduce maintenance, repair and/or operational costs and/or to improve equipment reliability.
  • Provide Direct Fleet Support and Distance Support for deployed LCACs and assist with LCACs maintained at Naval Beach Group 7 (NBU-7) Japan, including training, inspections, and troubleshooting.
  • Assist with the assembly of ETF40B torque meter kits and monitor available torque meter kits to ensure Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) kits meet fleet demand.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • High school diploma.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and possess the ability to learn.
  • Able to follow procedures and execute sequenced work instructions from written and/or verbal communications.
  • Gas Turbine Mechanic training qualification:
    • US Navy Gas Turbine Systems Mechanic (GSM) Gas Turbine Mechanical Common Core course rating. 
    • Original equipment manufacturer gas turbine training or maintenance certificate. d) Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics License. 
  • Target Experience:
    • 10 years of professional experience in performing maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and removal of gas turbine and associated systems. 
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Must be a team player who exhibits a high level of integrity and professionalism in all situations.
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds), and standing.
  • Work safely, following government policies, procedures and work practices in a positive, cooperative, and productive manner.
This position description represents a summary of the major components and requirements of the outlined job. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or required as business needs dictate. Questions regarding this description should immediately be addressed to the department manager or to Human Resources.

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As a professional services organization, our mission is focused on our clients' people and organizations. It is our company's cornerstone belief that we will not lead the industry in assisting our clients unless we excel at helping our own people and teams reach their full potential.

Our corporate culture encourages personal and professional growth because LCE's success depends on the talent, innovation, professionalism, and commitment of its employees. LCE is a strengths-based organization focused on turning individual talents into strengths and then turning individual strengths into organizational performance that supports our clients' success.

  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for employees and their families
  • Free Employee Life and Disability Insurance, with supplemental coverage options available
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account options
  • Company matched 401(k) & company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
  • Dynamic employee innovation/entrepreneurship program which includes education, empowerment, and monetary rewards
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development programs at all levels
  • Flexible Schedules and Relaxed Dress Code
  • Employer-sponsored events, social collaboration, and open communication
  • Free access to an extensive online training library, including certification prep
  • Bonus Program for outstanding contributions, Employee Referral Program, numerous Recognition Opportunities, and more…
*Benefits may vary by business unit and location.

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a).  These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  Moreover, these regulations require that LCE take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation, and any other status protected by applicable state law.  In addition, LCE will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.  LCE shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A.